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Bus Chassis

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
i am comfused now but intregued
So am I, but rest assured, there are a million members out there waiting and ready who will be able to explain in words of one syllable to all for us. If push comes to shove I will look in my Leyland Atlantean or D9 books to see what they have to say, because they were both buses built on specialist chassis, I understand.
BON 531C (3531) a Daimler Fleetline entered service in early 1966. It was burned out on 13/10/71 when in PTE ownership. It was used for a while for training of mechanical apprentices. It was re-bodied, with a slightly longer body, re-entering service in August 1978 as 5531. It had the distinction, it is said, of being the only post war ex BCT bus to be re-bodied.
Since those days of the nineteen seventies other, usually metal, tall steps have been the order of the day I guess.
You forgot to give us details of the half cab behind it which I assume was a one off with upper saloon front opening lights.


Bob
 

Radiorails

master brummie
It is a good job I didn't as the thread is confused enough! :laughing:
However, the bus was one of of seven of the 2901 - 3000 and LOG 300 batch, Guy Arab IV: JOJ 926, 967-970 and 998-999. They had Auster opening vents fitted to front and side windows.
 

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
It is a good job I didn't as the thread is confused enough! :laughing:
However, the bus was one of of seven of the 2901 - 3000 and LOG 300 batch, Guy Arab IV: JOJ 926, 967-970 and 998-999. They had Auster opening vents fitted to front and side windows.
Thanks....and the drivers name was?
Bob
 

Robert Ensor (bob)

master brummie
Bus, and some ambulance chassis, had their rear axles fitted on top of the road springs to reduce chassis frame height and also cross-members were lowered to provide a lower central gangway.
Boomy
Makes sense and of course what I was told in college this would lower the central walkway along with the COG .
 

boomy

master brummie
Makes sense and of course what I was told in college this would lower the central walkway along with the COG .
The attached picture shows the prototype of the Morris Commercial Dictator bus chassis, photographed at the company's Foundry Lane works in 1929.
Boomy
 

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Robert Ensor (bob)

master brummie
The attached picture shows the prototype of the Morris Commercial Dictator bus chassis, photographed at the company's Foundry Lane works in 1929.
Boomy
Super picture showing some great detail
In the back ground at the rear of the chassis is a pile of wood, but looking it appears to be a pile of temporary seats for a driver position.
Now what are all those round objects to the left of the seats.
How about that fuel gauge in the tank, I'm sure the glass stayed clean and was easy to read in coming years
 

Robert Ensor (bob)

master brummie
A muse on the fuel thing did they use that gauge or did the tank just get topped off
Then was a mileage calculation done for fuel consumption and a audit for miles traveled each day.
How many glass's or tiger tails did the BCT get each week ? Ha Ha
 

boomy

master brummie
great pic.thanks
Before purpose designed low frame psv chassis were used, companies such as Wolseley used truck/bus chassis such as these 1904/05 20hp and 1907 30hp models, both of which were available with single deck or double deck bodies.
Boomy
 

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Bishen

Brummie babby
THIS THREAD WAS CREATED FROM AN ORIGINAL COMMENT BY mw0njm AS SHOWN IN THE FIRST QUOTE BELOW

[QUOTE="mw0njm., post: 655809, member: 112577"]
does anyone remember bus chassis being driven along washwoodheath rd to mcw. with the driver wearing a biggles hat and goggles? or am i being daft as usual lol.



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I remember seeing a lot of chassis being driven around those guys would be bundled up like Scott going to the Artic
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I remember them being driven on the motorway ,health and safety would love it now a days.
 

Robert Ensor (bob)

master brummie
Before purpose designed low frame psv chassis were used, companies such as Wolseley used truck/bus chassis such as these 1904/05 20hp and 1907 30hp models, both of which were available with single deck or double deck bodies.
Boomy
My good Lord how far a chassis has traveled (pun unintended) from it's early days the leap from the Wolseley to a Daimler.
Before purpose designed low frame psv chassis were used, companies such as Wolseley used truck/bus chassis such as these 1904/05 20hp and 1907 30hp models, both of which were available with single deck or double deck bodies.
Boomy
 
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